Dental Caries: Genes, Bugs and Drugs

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Target Audience

Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, other interested dental professionals.

Description

Dental caries is a highly prevalent chronic disease that is disproportionately distributed in the population. The etiology is complex and multifactorial with contributions from genetics nutrition, tooth morphology, fluoride exposure, microbial ecology, salivary flow, oral hygiene and other factors that remain to be defined. How these factors contribute to caries varies significantly between individuals. Our understanding of the human genome, microbiome and environmental interactions has grown tremendously over the past two decades and is helping inform our decision making in caries management. This course provides an overview of the etiology of dental caries and caries risk assessment. This foundational knowledge is built upon by providing an up-to-date review of both primary and secondary caries management approaches. More recent caries management approaches such as silver diamine fluoride and non-surgical treatment techniques, such as the Hall crown, and the evidence supporting these therapies, will be discussed.

Speaker
Dr. Timothy Wright, DDS
Dept. of Pediatrics and Public Health
UNC Adams School of Dentistry


The North Carolina Area Health Education Centers are an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.

The North Carolina Area Health Education Centers designates this activity for up to 2.0 hours of continuing education credits.

Disclaimer:
Dental Institutions providing dental education have an obligation to disseminate new knowledge related to dental practice. In doing so, some information or presentations may include controversial materials or commercial references. The Charlotte AHEC office acknowledges that there is potential risk to participants using limited knowledge when incorporating new techniques and procedures into their practices, especially when the continuing education program has not provided them with supervised clinical experience in the techniques or procedures to ensure that they have attained competence. Sponsorship of continuing education courses by the Charlotte AHEC office does not imply endorsement of a particular philosophy, product or procedure by this institution.

Disclosure Statement/Conflict of Interest:
In accordance with the ADA CERP Standard V., everyone involved in planning or presenting this educational activity will be required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests and this information will be made available to participants at the start of the activity. As a continuing education provider, the Charlotte AHEC office is responsible for ensuring the content, quality and scientific integrity of all continuing dental education activities for which credit is provided. The Charlotte AHEC office is also responsible for taking steps to protect against and/or disclose any conflict of interest of the faculty/instructors presenting those courses.

Live Webinar Information
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Objectives

  • Describe genetic contributions to risk and resistance to dental caries and dental fluorosis.
  • Discuss how knowledge from human genome, microbiome, and metabolome could be used to an individual’s caries management program.
  • Explain the indications, contraindications and clinical application of different formulations, concentrations of fluorides including the newly approved silver diamine fluoride.
  • Review the evidence for non-fluoride caries management approaches including remineralization and antimicrobial therapeutics.
  • Articulate the clinical application of non-surgical caries approaches such as sealants, resin perfusion, and non- surgical restorative approaches such as the Hall crown technique.

Contact

Susan G Walker, 704-512-6523

Sessions

Jun 1, 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Status
Open
Presenter(s)
Dr. Tim Wright, DDS, MS
Date(s)
Jun 1, 2021
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Check-In Time
5:00 PM
Credit
2.00 - ADA CERP
0.02 - CEU
2.00 - Contact Hours
Location
Charlotte AHEC
Room
Live Webinar
Details
Status
Closed
Date(s)
Jun 1, 2021
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location
Charlotte AHEC
Room
Live Webinar
Fees
$84.00
Team Member registration fee
$104.00
Dentist registration fee
Credits
0.02
CEU
2.00
ADA CERP
2.00
Contact Hours